As my kids transition for the elementary years to the teens and later teen years, there is a better awareness of their surroundings, circumstances and realities. One of the blessings of that is when they see the sacrifice or act of love. Their thank you comes from a deeper side of their soul. Not just their conscience of them being kind and polite to say thank you, as we taught them. Rather a truly grateful understanding of the heart in which an act is performed and the thoughtfulness and sacrifice of that act. I praise God for that growing awareness and when they express it to me.